Join the Slumber PAWty on Saturday, August 10th

Photos from the First Annual Shelter Slumber PAWty for Shelter Pets

at Open Door Animal Sanctuary!  



Do you have PASSION for RESCUE pets?

Do you enjoy SNUGGLING with adorable dogs and cats (or both)?

WE WANT YOU to participate in the St. Louis area wide Slumber PAWty!

The St. Louis Area Shelter Slumber PAWty for shelter pets will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 15 local animal shelters throughout the metro area including Open Door!

Each participating shelter is choosing a select group of supporters to be their slumber “PAWtiers” who will pair up with a shelter pet (either a cat or dog of your choice) with who they will spend the night at the shelter – and Open Door is hoping you will be at our PAWty!

The goal of the event is to help raise critical funding for your favorite shelter and for shelter pets across St. Louis!  Each PAWtier will set a fundraising goal ($1,000 or more) to be raised via their participation in the PAWty.

The fundraising component is similar to “kidnap/bail and jail” and “a-thon” type fundraisers where the participants ask their friends, family, or colleagues to make a donation to support their PAWty time/stay at the shelter.  Donations will be solicited by the PAWtier and made by their supporters online.  Each pair of sleepers will be featured on a live feed during a portion their stay (including some in the wee hours of the evening) to chronicle their fun and ask for support from their group and the general public.  The funds you raise from your contacts will go directly to the shelter where you are staying and any from the general public will be pooled for all the shelters to share equally.  The event will be a great way to raise awareness about all the wonderful shelters in the area and the dogs and cats who need adoption.  We are expecting a lot of media buzz from the event because of its large scale and local celebrity participation!

As we anticipate many people being interested in this opportunity to support homeless animals, we are asking interested participants to complete a brief interest survey and our PAWtiers will be chosen based on their responses.  The event will be 24 hours in nature (sleepers will arrive around noon on the day of the PAWty and will leave before noon the next morning).  So, plan to get some actual sleep that Sunday as well if you are chosen!   We can promise you a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience and Open Door staff will support your efforts and promotion in any way you dream up (see what we did there?).  You may go home exhausted, but enriched as well.

If you think you are up for the task, please complete this participant survey and send it as directed below:

Slumber PAWty participant survey form

If you have any questions regarding the event or your potential participation, please give Carrie Warren a call at 636-671-3643 or email her at